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ITV orders Big Family Mansion from Plimsoll

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered reality series Big Family Mansion from Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie prodco Plimsoll Productions.

Grant MansfieldThe series has different generations of the same family living under the same roof to test whether multi-generational living works for them.

The various family members involved put their houses up for sale and all move into a mansion for a month. At the end of the month they decide whether to stay together or return to separate homes.

ITV has commissioned Big Family Mansion from Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.

Richard Klein, director of factual and Jo Clinton-Davies, controller of factual, commissioned the show for ITV.

He said:  “I love my old man, and my mum’s great. My sister and her husband and their family are fine – for Christmas. But all of us live together? Big Family Mansion is finding out whether families can actually live together or whether, in the end, getting a big dream home and living all under one roof is really just a nightmare.”

It is the second show Klein has commissioned from Plimsoll after he ordered Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris, a one-hour doc about American-style prom events in the UK.

Grant Mansfield (pictured) is the former CEO of Zodiak USA. He launched Bristol and London-based Plimsoll last year.